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Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur et les Minimoys (original title)
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Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.

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Luc Besson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Highmore ... Arthur
Mia Farrow ... Granny
Ron Crawford Ron Crawford ... Archibald (voice)
Penny Balfour ... Arthur's Mother
Doug Rand ... Arthur's Father
Adam LeFevre ... Davido
Jean Bejote Njamba Jean Bejote Njamba ... Massai Chief
Saul Jephcott Saul Jephcott ... Police Officer #1
Lee Delong ... Saleslady (as Lee de Long)
Christian Erickson Christian Erickson ... Antique Dealer
Eric Balliet Eric Balliet ... Mover #1
Oxmo Puccino Oxmo Puccino ... Mover #2
Robert William Bradford Robert William Bradford ... Baliff
Jerry Di Giacomo Jerry Di Giacomo ... Repairman (voice)
Bienvenue Kindoki Bienvenue Kindoki ... Matassalai #1
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Storyline

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur and the Invisibles See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$86,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,132,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,605,609
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director Luc Besson said that this would be his last movie as a director, but later changed his mind. See more »

Goofs

(at around 33 mins) Selenia is surprised Arthur knows her name when they first meet, but her father just named her to the whole audience. This is because when Arthur is being told the story of the Minimoy's by his grandmother, Daisy tells Arthur her name when he asks about it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: [a photo album unlatches and opens to a picture of a bearded man] This is Archibald Suchot, a treasure hunter, explorer, and engineer. He spent 10 years in Africa building every type of useful thing. Oh, by the way, it's in the heart of Africa that our story begins.
Narrator: [cut to a country road] Well, this really isn't Africa, it's Connecticut, and this is the house Archibald lived in before he mysteriously disappeared. But that's a story that Archibald's grandson would be more qualified ...
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits, the main actors, actresses, and director come out on screen to take their final bows. If they did a voice in the film, they are presented as the character they voiced in the film. If their role was strictly live action, they are presented as a Minimoy version of their character. See more »

Alternate Versions

Weinstein's 94 minute USA/UK version is renamed "Arthur and the Invisibles" and is heavily cut and rearranged from the original 103 minute French/English language version named "Arthur et les Minimoys":
  • The romance, kiss and marriage between Arthur and Selenia is cut.
  • All sexual innuendo is cut.
  • Davido's attempt to steal the rubies is cut.
  • Some live shots are cut, some other added.
  • Has more verbose speech.
  • Narrator voice added (in addition to Archibald).
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Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Hide Love
Written by N'Dea Davenport and D.J. Abdel (as Abdel Lamriq)
Performed by N'Dea Davenport
© Mezzanine / BMG Music Publishing France / My Dog Luna Music / EMI April Music Inc
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing France and BMG Music Vision
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I think the movie was good!!!!
14 January 2007 | by DarkRaven1717See all my reviews

OK, I am kind of upset to see what has been out there about this movie so far. I have seen a lot of cartoons and pixar movies almost all of them and by far I think this was one of the best ones out there. I would say if this movie interested you just a little go to the movie and judge for yourself. I thought the characters were well thought out and there were some really great moments in this movie. While I was watching it I almost hoped it would never end and that I could learn more about them.

The movie didn't drag like a lot of movies do it had a great flow to it. The amount of detail put into the movie was great the large shot of the house and the grounds to the room with all the old stuff in it.To the amount of detail put into the characters clothing and there personalities.

I like that they gave you a story before the story even happened. Once in the small world it is easy to get caught up in all the action that is going on. So make your own judgment and don't listen to those people who can't stop for a moment and just enjoy the movie for what it is a great movie.


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